If I am seen at Student Health for ADHD treatment, what kinds of treatments will I receive?
There are many types of effective treatments for ADHD, including medications and behavioral therapy. Our students work closely with their physician to determine which options are the safest and most appropriate for them. It is important to note that sometimes a physician will determine that an individual should not be prescribed stimulant medications for safety or other reasons. In addition to medication treatments, individuals may benefit from learning behavioral skills to manage ADHD. A behavioral treatment for ADHD may include learning skills related to organization, prioritization, managing distractibility, and managing procrastination. In order to be seen by a behavioral provider for non-medication treatment of ADHD, please contact the clinic 806.743.2848.
Why does the testing have to be within the last 5 years?
Any Psychological Evaluation of ADHD submitted must be current. In most cases, this means that a diagnostic evaluation must have been completed within the past 5 years. If documentation is inadequate in scope or content, or does not address the individual's current level of functioning and need for accommodations, reevaluation may be required.
Will you accept a letter from my doctor along with my medical records in place of a psychological evaluation?
Student may submit a letter from a Psychiatrist (M.D. or D.O who specializes in mental health) in place of a Psychological Evaluation. The letter from the Psychiatrist must (1) state the ADHD diagnosis and (2) summarize the treatment plan. Additionally, a copy of the medical records (i.e., progress notes from the treating Psychiatrist) pertaining to the medication treatment of ADHD from the past 6-12 months must be submitted. Documentation submitted from an out-of-state Psychiatrist will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Can I be seen at your clinic for ADHD checkups, so my doctor back home can continue to prescribe the medication?
Students who are followed by doctors at home for medication treatment of ADHD are advised to plan for initiating follow-up appointments with their doctors when they are home (e.g., school holidays).